SWAN Yoga Retreat in Goa, India

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Yoga Teachers at SWAN

Meet the yoga teachers of SWAN Yoga Retreat, they just don’t only teach you asana and pranayama, they inspire you, provoke you and make you think. Learn how to ‘Live Yoga’ with us.


Gyanmitra Saraswati is a yoga teacher from the tradition of Satyananda Yoga, trained mainly at the Bihar School of Yoga and other reputed yoga institutions like sVYASA In Bangalore.

Gyanmitra has a Bachelor’s degree in Yogic Sciences, and has been involved in learning and teaching yoga for the past fifteen years, conducting programmes and workshops in Europe and the Middle East.He now lives and teaches at SWAN Yoga Retreat in Goa, India.


Dayamurti is the guiding force behind the Asana & Pranayama part of Classical Hatha Yoga being taught at SWAN. She is a disciple of Swami Niranajanananda Saraswati of Bihar School of Yoga. She has a Masters Degree in Yoga, MSc. (Yoga Education) from SVYASA University, Bangalore. Besides, she has done several Long and Medium term Yoga courses from various reputed organisation and Yoga Ashrams.Some of the important Yoga courses, out of the Plethora of Yoga related Courses she successfully completed: MSc. (Yoga Education) BSc (Yoga Philosophy & Sciences) from SVYASA, Bangalore.

Yoga Instructor Course from SVYASA, Bangalore Advance Yoga Teacher Training Course from Sivanada Ashram, Neyyardam, Kerala. Yoga Teacher training Course from Sivanada Ashram, Neyyardam, Kerala. Four Months Yoga Certificate Course from BYB, Munger. Yoga Teacher Training Course, Rikhia, Jharkhand.She is very dedicated towards her teaching and her simplicity and spiritual living is quite enriching for the guest staying at Swan.

Om Tirth


Omtirth is from a family whose lineage is connected to one of the great saints of Bhakti Movement of the middle ages named Sri Ramananda, who was the guru of the great mystique-poet Saint Kabir Das. After studying engineering for few years, he knew that his calling in life was not a career in the world of technology , but rather the quest of finding God, and this lead him to his Guru Sri Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati of Munger.

He stayed in ashram for more than three years training under his Guru. During his time in the Ashram he was involved in work related to conducting various Tantric rituals like Puja, Havan (fire ceremony), Anushthanas, Chanting of Mantras and specific practices related to the Tantra. He was also involved in teaching Asana, Pranayama and other practices related to Yoga to the participants of the Yoga Courses being conducted at the ashram during his time there.
At SWAN Yoga Retreat Goa, he is responsible for the Tantric and Vedic rituals conducted here on a regular basis besides teaching and conducting the special yoga retreats we organise from time to time. His simple yet very passionate way of talking is loved by one and all. A lot can be said about him, but to make it short: he is OM.


Shivendra was born and brought up in a Family of Vedic Priests and Astrologers and often being surrounded by Vedic rituals and philosophies. After completing his graduation in Indian History and working briefly in travel industry, he realised that something (that may provide constant good Health, inner Peace & Happiness-Joy) is still missing and then yoga became a life-understating tool for him.

He did some short term yoga related courses including Yoga Teacher Training course and then pursued to became a Graduate (BSc.) in Yogic Science followed by Masters in Yoga Education (MSc.). The leaning about life and sharing the experience with like minded people is still on for him for the past 12 years …… At SWAN Yoga Retreat, Goa, he is doing multi-tasking and taking care of administration besides delivering lectures and conducting work-shops as and when time permits. Join him at SWAN to Live Yoga in a practical way, everyday !!!!

Visiting Faculty


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Swami Taponidhi Saraswati, initiated into the Dasnami Sanyasa tradition by his Guru Paramhamsa Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati, has been a full time resident since 2001 at the Bihar School of Yoga.
He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Yogic Science from the Bihar School of Yoga, has been involved in disseminating the art and science of yoga as taught by the Satyananda Yoga tradition. While conducting and teaching yoga programs, he brings out the vision of the sages creatively and intuitively, for evolution and improving the quality of life. Sami Taponidhi is a visiting faculty to the SWAN Yoga Retreat.

He is presently conducting yoga camps titled “Yoga begins with Pratyahara” at various location in India and particularly in Mumbai.


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Dimple found yoga at a difficult time of her life and willingly or not has been having a torrid love affair with it since. Her adoration of yogic movement derives from the stage of her first pregnancy complications where she met one Guru in her home town Ranchi (India) at Yogoda Ashram and Yoga has since transformed her lifestyle on so many levels, from a couch potato housewife to a person mindful of what she puts in her body. Taking a break from her Legal career she did her teacher training from Bihar. After suffering from gestational diabetes and grossly overweight, she began to delve into the therapeutics and the restorative abilities of yoga.

She has since trained with teacher such as Gyanmitra Saraswati and started non-profit yoga awareness programs in Tayside Hindu Cultural & Community Centre, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom. After moving to India, she had been teaching yoga at Vasant Kunj Sports Complex, New Delhi. After her husband relocated to Singapore recently, her passion to spread yoga awareness in this part of globe is brewing up.

She teaches Basic and Intermediate, Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga and Yoga Philosophy. She firmly believes that the body is the best teacher and always let the breath lead the movement. “Amateur face off with Yoga” is her moto which she experienced herself a decade back.